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  • Rachid BENMOKHTAR BENABDALLAH started his career with IBM France in 1967.

  • In 1973, he founded with other engineers the first Moroccan consulting firm in Information Technology. In 1978, he was the co-founder and president of the subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff engineering company (New York) in Morocco, today CID, one of the most important engineering company in Africa.

  • From 1980 to 1995 he served as Visiting Professor at the Mohammedia School of Engineering.

  • In 1995, he was appointed by Late King Hassan II Minister of Education and in 1998 President of Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.

  • In July 2006 he was appointed by his Majesty King Mohammed VI chairman and president of the National Observatory for Human Development.

  • On October 10, 2013 His MAJESTY Mohammed VI appointed him Minister of National Education and Vocational Training.
  • He is also Vice-chairman of the Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR), member of the Economic and Social Council of the Kingdom of Morocco, member of the Hassan II Academy for Science and Technology, member of the board of the “Foundation of Three Cultures of the Mediterranean” (Spain) and member of the Advisory Board of the Alliance for Research on North Africa (ARENA, University of Tsukuba, Japan), member of the Statistical Advisory Panel (UNDP) and member of the Advisory Council for Science Works (USA).
  • He Also served as Chairman of the scientific Committee of the Fifty years of Independence Report on Human Development (2003-2006), as member of the Advisory Board of the World Bank Institute (1998-2001), as member of the United Nations Committee of Experts in Public Administration (2001-2009), and one of the 15 scientific experts to the Director General of UNESCO in charge of the overall evaluation of large programs in exact, natural and social sciences (2006-2009).

  • Rachid BENMOKHTAR BENABDALLAH is a Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space Engineering (Toulouse) and an International Institute of Management Development (IMD Lausanne, Switzerland) alumnus.

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